Week of September 14 - September 20, 2015

“Mental whispers develop dynamic power to reshape matter into what you want. You do not realize how great is the power of the mind. When your mind and will are attuned to the Divine Will you do not have to move a finger in order to create changes on earth. The Divine law will work for you. All the salient accomplishments of my life have been achieved through that power of mind in tune with the will of God.” 

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, September 20 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Realizing God in Your Daily Life”. The service is from 11 am to 12 noon. Sunday School for children ages 3-12 is also held from 11 am to 12 noon. Parents with younger children may enjoy the service from the infant room located in the Sunday School building. The Reading Service is preceded by a meditation service from 10 to 10:45 am, and by group practice of the Self-Realization Fellowship Energization Exercises at 9:40 am. The Center is open to the public for services and special activities.

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Weekly Affirmation:

 “Teach me to find Thy presence on the altar of my constant peace, and in the joy that springs from deep meditation.” 

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

 

• Our monthly meditation retreat is scheduled for this Saturday, September 19 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This month we will have a guided meditation in the morning, which will include group practice of the SRF techniques of meditation. All are welcome to attend at any time during the day, but we ask that you enter or exit the chapel only during chants or readings. The SRF Energization Exercises will be conducted as a group at 9:00 am.

 

• The birth and mahasamadhi of our SRF line of gurus are very sacred occasions and are celebrated with special commemorative services at our Chapel. These commemorative services are especially important for all devotees, as the blessings of the masters are especially strong during these days. Therefore, we encourage and urge everyone to attend. Our next two commemorative services are Mahasamadhi of Lahiri Mahasaya, which will be held on Saturday, September 26 and Birthday of Lahiri Mahasaya, which will be held on Wednesday, September 30. Please mark your calendars. An information sheet on commemorative services is available in our chapel foyer and can also be viewed by clicking on this link .

 

• A special screening of the movie AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda will be held on Saturday, October 3 at the India House at 8888 W Bellfort Ave in Houston from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Please refer to the flier posted in the Sunday School building for more information about the event. If you are interested in volunteering at the event, a meeting will be held this Sunday, September 20 after service in the Sunday School building. 

 

• On Sunday, November 1 after service, we will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of our Chapel dedication with a presentation on our chapel’s history, as well as chants sung by our Kirtan group. We have also planned a catered Indian lunch that day. If you are planning to attend, we encourage you to please RSVP by emailing us at srfhouston@gmail.com by Sunday, October 18 so we can have an accurate head count for lunch. A sign-up sheet is also available in our chapel foyer.

 

• Please join us this and every Sunday after the services for our weekly juice social in the Sunday School building.